Whether you're adopting a newborn or a toddler, learn how to enhance attachment at each developmental stage.
We knew it was possible for the girl we were fostering to be reunited with her birth mother. But that didn't make it hurt any less.
What you need to know to assess your child's speech and language skills, and how to get help if you suspect trouble.
Why can't my new child sleep?
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child’s birth when you adopt domestically.
AF looks at a hands-on parenting style that's natural for our families.
When it comes to easing your baby's transition to your home, consistency is key.
How to recognize and cope with post-adoption depression.
A lactation consultant and breastfeeding adoptive mom explains how to achieve a nursing relationship with your baby.
Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.
Our open adoption expert explains how prospective adoptive parents can best navigate the emotional time spent at the hospital with the birth mother before bringing their new child home.
A dermatologist advises on caring for the skin and hair of a transracially adopted child.
A little information about your child's medical history goes a long way for finding and preventing risks.
Parents and experts talk about co-sleeping with an adopted child or infant.
Bonding with your baby is a process, so go with the flow.
Help your child sleep through the night while promoting her attachment to you.
In an excerpt from her guide to enjoying family meals, our childhood feeding specialist explains how to show your foster or adopted children love through food.
Answers to your parenting questions.
If you know nothing about the birth family’s medical history, or your child’s medical records are incomplete, you’ll want a medical professional with first-rate diagnostic skills to focus on areas of possible concern.
Adoptive Families readers received, on average, 9.6 weeks of leave from work. Here’s how to make an informed childcare decision, and keep the transition from disrupting your bond.